A MAN asked to ‘move down’ a packed tube carriage has pointed out there was nowhere for him to go without becoming extremely intimate with other people.
Tom Logan was already tightly wedged against fellow commuters when he was instructed to ‘move down inside the carriage’, which would have been impossible without breaking the law.
Office worker Logan said: “I was already snuggled up against a guy in a pinstripe suit in a moment of closeness that normally only occurs with my girlfriend.
“If I’d moved left I would practically have been embracing the woman next to me, which would have been worse. I suppose I could have sat on the lap of the Polish builder on my right, but he might not have liked that.
“But the bastards keep telling us to do it. Thank god the bearded guy behind me was pretty chilled and didn’t say anything about us touching buttocks for 10 minutes.
“Sure, I could just ram my body against total strangers, but I’m usually late enough for work already without being arrested by the Transport Police.”
A Transport for London spokesman said: “We know people can’t squeeze up any more. We just tell them to do it for a laugh.”